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Northgate Primary School

Northgate Primary School

Curriculum Intent Statement

Our aim is; "To enable each child to become a lifelong learner, with the confidence to explore and discover, aspiring to high standards of achievement in all areas of their life." 

Bridgwater is a historic town that benefits from many amenities both natural and man-made. It is culturally diverse and there are a number of social challenges. 

At Northgate Primary School the curriculum is designed to: recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. 

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our diverse school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values with a vision to prepare them for life beyond primary school. We constantly provide enrichment opportunities to engage learning. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.  We use our Learning Powers to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success. 

Community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum as we celebrate local traditions, learning new skills to enable the children to take an active role in events throughout the year. 

Children leave Northgate with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.